just got back from the weekend ,stayed on the river as usual at Striper Camp, fished all tides and through the night, and the night seemed to be the best for any striper action I'm up 4 now with 26 in. being my best, lost 2 on shore.
Herring are nearly impossible for me to catch on rigs and so much hassle.I'm scapping all I need in minutes for the day, small chunks are keeping me busy,and I'm noticing a lot of runs and screamers on my Baitrunner are very large cats and bullheads. Keeping my bait fresh and switching to 7/0 hooks kept me from wondering if I missed a striper, I wasn't, and moved accordingly.
The Dam was loaded with fisherman and woman, big jigs in 2-3oz, white was the ticket and night was the bite or I should say 4 AM till dawn.
Heard of a 35 in. caught from shore at Corning Preserve (congrats).
I watch the boats ALOT and saw a good amount of fish being caught from the Dam to the Preserve in all areas from shallow and near shore to the mid river channels.
I talk to ALOT of people along the way, at least 10-15 , and a lot said the same thing, its tough this year so far for shore guys, and I said "It aint over yet" just honing my skills.